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johannes mehserle. the former bart officer who killed on our passenger back in year's day in 2009. two weeks ago he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter which set off violent protests in oakland and kron 4 as christine conley has been live in downtown will the creek >> its post and did half-hour of there's still both lots of people here use the officers in riot gear appeared in the parking lot and those are pro johannes mehserle supporters you can see there's only about a dozen of them. there far outnumbered by the oscar grants supporters which from the sidewalk and spilling into the streets. this is starting to wind down an earlier there had been maybe 300 people and now they're saying about 250 or less. joining us now live is lieutenant steve skinner with walnut creek police department. tell us at this point as far as history goes have reopen part of history appear appeared
>> which is reopen part of it were hoping to open westbound up within about 20 minutes by 5:00. this >> is plus and 5:00 p.m. what happens at 5:00 at a plea standpoint. >> not going to shut down the protests we will be moving people who are currently on the street side walk back up into the parking lot of the courthouse to facilitate open the lines of traffic. other than that will continue to monitor the rally in protest and we will not be shutting it down. >> officers be here even once the protests dissipate what we still have officers throughout the night? >> well will have a contingent of officers passed the hours of darkness to make sure there are no problems so far it's been very peaceful. >> is there any issues or rest incidents of violence? >> no fortunately now we've had nor rest of this point the crowd is been vocal but very cooperative and no issues with violence and no real issues for please add this point. >> the organizers of this
reactor earlier are you able to release the names of the organizers he told us you can't is the organizer of the pro masterly protests is that person here. >> i don't know that they may have been i don't know that >> what's the reason we can release their names organizers of the pro messily group and those supporting the oscar grant we thought was important for their safety on either side for not make that public knowledge. >> of every police officer of the walnut creek please working how much is this going to cost? how leaf on this? >> it's a decent amount of money of overtime we've had a call and officers for days austin working opposite shifts. but the money is there to support the budget fortunately we don't have very many situations that this of walnut creek. so were able to do with this. >> why was walnut creek picked as a location >> windows is what was the on the face book by the organizer for the pro messily group and
that was given the central locations we don't know any further affirmation be on that. >> deshabille years for the night and this is supposed to wrap off at 5:00 if the numbers are definitely to link compared to what we had seen earlier. it's been chaotic at times as we said no violence appeared remote or importing live christine conley kron 4 news. >> were following more change is going to affect it at the vallejo fire department as a bankrupt city tries to save money. jeff bush has more on the changes being made. >> fire station 25 on the drive and vallejo closed its doors of atm. station 26 closed and 21 is due to one ladder truck. they had to move the fire equipment and fire fighters to one station. the changes are results of the city council decision earlier this month the closures on attempt to save money. the overall staffing in the vallejo
fire department will go down from 18 fire fighters to 15 firefighters per ship. the will be no layoffs as a result of the shuffle because the department has lost only fire fighters over the years. in 2006 the department had a staff of 122 fire fighters. today the department down to 67 pier the changes effectively reduce the number of fire officials from 5 to 4. in vallejo kron 4 news. >> these are pictures of suspects to been arrested for the on-line distribution of child pornography in santa clara county. it's the culmination of six weeklong investigation headed by the san jose police department. at least 13 people have been arrested so far due to the efforts of the department's internet crimes against children's task force. san jose police chief explains how they were able to track them the suspects. >> search the public internet sites and waves frequencies to
be able to identify digital fingerprints and photographs of prepubescent children who are engaged in some types of horrible sexual exploitation. we can identify who it is an exchange that information. >> to agencies involved in the task force including the oakland san mateo police department and the fbi. city health officials say this year's outbreak of war costs could be the biggest in 50 years pier the recommending women and seniors get vaccinations off as well as your children. >> california recorded nearly 1500 cases of whooping cough appeared 5 times as many as last year. five infants have died in all were too young to be immunized. that's why the state department of health is urging vaccinations for women of a child bearing age. those over 64 especially grandparents care for
infants should get the vaccine. i should anyone in contact with of the infants are pregnant women appeared well adults usually recover quickly from a whopping cough events because of their delicate airways have more difficulty surviving infection. whooping cough was once a major killer of children america more than a quarter million cases were reported in 1934 before mass vaccinations cut the number by 99%. now a whopping cough is once more on the rise and is back in 2004 and five and an even bigger one expected this year. similar to a common cold for the weeks and that could be followed by weeks or months of rapid coughing fits that and with the whooping sound. >> in developing news the government says some oil is leaking from the cap on bt's ruptured oil well. these are live use of the broken out oil well you can't really see the leak in fact not sure what they're dealing with. at least
for now the cap will be left in place when the government's point man is saying it's not a major concern. >> this is a right away our priorities are japan. this while the number one priority. in the meantime contain options our next priority fall by response to the oil in the water. >> delete began sunday night this is the testing. has been extended yet again. it's too much pressure builds up in the well if there's still a chance to cap will have to be reopened. >> the fog cleared out of most box here's a live look from our mount tam cam uses sunny skies but if you follow the coast it will get more dance for the next several days. here's a look of a satellite picture you see it hugging the coast line here-it's going moving fairly quickly this evening is also influencing our temperature giving off much cooler today 59 san francisco,
55 have to engage either inland spots. down almost 10 degrees over yesterday's temperatures. the cooling is a done yet will see several degrees warmer occurred tomorrow and to the week it will stay cooler of your extended forecast coming up in just a little bit. stay with us will be right back after this. [ meg whitman ] if we could only do one thing, putting people back to work
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supporters facing off with oscar grant supporters hundreds of people in downtown walnut creek. jeff bush joins us now live on the phone he's been at the rallies throughout the afternoon. >> about 15 minutes ago the pro oscar grant group separated and that the court house they walked across you valley road. officers on foot to making sure the crowd stays peaceful. they did stay peaceful there was in there's a justice for all sing the system is broken they felt very still about the johannes mehserle verdict. there were very loud and local as they got appeared to the bart station deal flays at the guard station close the gates at would not let anybody on to the platform in the guard
station. there lot of people yelling but the results of people who are representing the group said it was a peaceful group is in the group is not interested in doing damage to property or causing violence. the place seemed to recognize that some of the people of the group were interested in will coming down. it was a quiet time the group calm down and stayed quiet so right now there's a man had a poll singing. >> they just up the protesters from getting in at the guard station? >> and outside with the protesters a trolley and clear to me. what i do is see a lot of people going down the escalator for the platform that means of leaving a platform because. but
to little unclear as to what happened here will the creek. >> sorry chaffs the rally scheduled to last another 15 minutes year will check with jeff hall reporters live on the scene coming up in just a few minutes. meanwhile our web producer kimberleys that the most getting by she's been watching live your comments on the internet. >> our viewers are having a discussion on our face book page whether the rally is justified or whether johannes mehserle really did deserve the sentence. let's take a look at some comments. when i just rallied to support the police leave johannes mehserle name out of it. this is a complete your judgment from the organizers of this rally. why would you support someone who killed a
man? just as a www.kron4.com let us know what you think. >> a live look inside it's a gorgeous picture of the amount you can see the fog rolling in on top and the sunshine right above. worse things than skies inland but it's close to the coast line and the fog is holding on strong. it's only about a thousand feet thick but definitely influences those temperatures. 55 at half moon bay, 59 san francisco, '60s around the bay even our inland spots in the '80s and '90s are down supple degrees. the cooling will continue into tomorrow. 9:00 p.m. tonight the fog move inland fairly quickly. what dense fog for the next several days more morning at 7:00 a.m. it will be scaling back. will be along the coast in bay shore even drizzle expected in the afternoon. will stay over cast of the coastline sunny elsewhere but still about five degrees cooler than it was today. 59 at
the coast, 88 for inland spots. let's take a look at fog tracker for tomorrow morning. it started to push for their inland by 5:00 a.m. will see it fog along the delta and inland valleys. it will stay dance along the coast line through the o'clock hour but it will scale back will see fog the north bay, east bay shore and part of the peninsula. fog will up the coast tomorrow morning into the afternoon. you see that 11:00 a.m. that will continue into the afternoon at our very similar to today. your kron 47 day around the bay forecast. foggy and cool for the next couple of days and also through the week. expect drizzle along the coast and day tuesday night into wednesday and wednesday and thursday. will stay cool and foggy into the weekend weekend as well. stay with us will be right back after this break.
several reporters on the scene we just learned from kron 4 jeff bush they have reopen the gates to the bart station in downtown of walnut creek. there were close briefly weird from jeff the key to the bart station and one at creek have since reopened. in the >> national news president barack obama not happy with republicans blocking an extension of unemployment benefits tree said people need help and not just looking for a handout. the issue comes up in the senate tomorrow. trying to make his latest political fight more personal president barack obama stood between three unemployed americans as he fired back republicans. the same people who didn't have any problems spending hundreds of billions of dollars on tax break for the wealthiest americans are now saying we should offer relief to middle " class of citizens the chairman, leslie or denise. who really need help. they said repeatedly blocked votes to extend unemployment benefits through november
arguing that the bill would cost $33 billion. tom price says democrats should first cut other spending. >> believe we ought to go back to the pre bailout. the >> since june about a million americans have maxed out of unemployment benefits. the u.s. unemployment rate was 9.5% than the los 11 months. the analysts don't expect it to fall any further this year. >> these are honest decent hard- working folks will fallen on hard times through fault of the road and have no where else to turn except unemployment benefits. democrat >> think they can break the law in the senate tomorrow when the replacement for the late senator robert byrd is filled. >> cooler temperatures out there this afternoon from the coast all the way to or inland spots. still in the 80s and low 90s for inland spots about five didn't 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. closer the coast line
55 at one day, 69 san francisco and our satellite pictures it's easy to see why we have bob cobbing the coastline. tonight the fog will move further inland by to morning looking at dense fog and then afternoon were will be: elected a purified degrees cooler in most locations through the we will stay foggy cool even in the weekend as well cared fog tracker for tomorrow morning you will notice that fog starting a little further in land. we're seeing fog in our inland valley. we down to the south it will start to scale back to about 8:00 and still be up in the north bay along the east bay shore. moving back to the coast line by 11:00 it will cut the coast for most of tomorrow a few sunbreaks possible down the san mateo coast. a look at what we can expect in terms of temperatures will be about five degrees cooler the what is now and that will mainly affect air inland spots down of the low 80's, 88 antioch will be our warm this location appeared 60
san francisco, 75 in santa rosa, 73 and san jose. the beaches along the coast and bay and a couple of nice early mornings. cool temperatures all through the weekend. >> live look here at the golden gate bridge today was the first day where they were cutting in the the track for carpoolers its fast track or no carpool discount. commuters need the fast track in the have to go for one of the cash fast track lanes for the tool collector will count on the people in your cart fee of three more the which the button to view the discount on your transponder. also to the bay bridge right now all of their light traffic has become appeared 5:00 we'll be right back with the kron 4 news at 5. let's go back live to one at creek has become to the very latest on the pro johannes mehserle rally support is that of the johannes mehserle facing off with oscar grant supporters. we'll be right back into minutes